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Cheap flights from Christchurch to Cairns

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The best prices from Christchurch to Cairns are usually found in May or August, booked 55 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Christchurch (CHC) to Cairns (CNS)

All the information you need to plan the best CHC to CNS flight in 2021: compare Christchurch to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.
CHC - CNS
Price
$561 - $841
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Precipitation
27 - 436 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$561

From Christchurch to Cairns

One-way from

$452

One-way flight from Christchurch to Cairns

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Christchurch to Cairns?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 10% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Christchurch to Cairns?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 54 days in advance, which can save you up to 12% on flights from Christchurch to Cairns compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 54 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $731. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $741.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Christchurch to Cairns?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cairns from Christchurch. Prices for May average $672 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $448. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 25% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from Christchurch to Cairns (CHC - CNS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Christchurch to Cairns in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 19% on your trip compared to booking a flight at midday.

One-way flights to Cairns from Christchurch

The cheapest one-way flights from Christchurch to Cairns
02:00 - 18:35
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
19h 35m
CHC - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$452
Kiwi.com
06:45 - 13:20
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
9h 35m
CHC - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$473
Kiwi.com
06:45 - 13:20
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
9h 35m
CHC - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$550
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Christchurch to Cairns

Which airlines flying from Christchurch to Cairns have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Christchurch to Cairns that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Jetstar. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Christchurch to Cairns for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Christchurch to Cairns for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $879, but on average you can expect to pay $930.

How popular is this Christchurch to Cairns flight route?

This flight path from Christchurch to Cairns was viewed by 411 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Christchurch to Cairns return?

Currently priced at $879, Air New Zealand will fly you from Christchurch to Cairns and back. In addition to Air New Zealand, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Jetstar and Qantas Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $998 and $1,053, respectively.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cairns from Christchurch?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Christchurch to Cairns

Most visitors from Christchurch will not be allowed to enter Cairns.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Christchurch must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cairns.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Christchurch are not required to quarantine after entering Cairns.

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Do I need a test to fly back to Christchurch from Cairns?

Returning to Christchurch from Cairns

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cairns are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Christchurch.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cairns are not required to quarantine after entering Christchurch.

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Alternative routes for Christchurch to Cairns

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Destination information for Cairns

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Christchurch to Cairns.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.98
Average temperature for September in Cairns
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Cairns
27.0 mm

Airports servicing Christchurch

Airports servicing Cairns

Top 4 airlines flying from Christchurch to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Christchurch to Cairns choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Emirates
$238 $384 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Australia
$346 $479 No cancel fee 80%
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Jetstar
$341 $493 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$310 $546 No cancel fee 74%
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